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Download the discussion guide for the documentary Ella Es el Matador (She Is the Matador) and use it for facilitating conversation about this film at home, in the classroom or at community screenings.

Ella Es el Matador (She Is the Matador): Discussion Guide

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This guide is an invitation to dialogue. It is based on a belief in the power of human connection, designed for people who want to use Ella Es El Matador (She Is the Matador) to engage family, friends, classmates, colleagues and communities. The film is an excellent tool for outreach and will be of special interest to people interested in topics including animal rights, bullfighting, cultural expression, dance, feminism, gender, machismo, performance art, sociology, Spain, women in sports and women's studies.

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Film Information

Ella Es el Matador (She Is the Matador) (60 min.)

Premiere Date: September 1, 2009

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Filmmakers: Gemma Cubero, Celeste Carrasco Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Critical Acclaim | Fact Sheet | Filmmaker Statement | Press Release


Gemma Cubero
Gemma Cubero
Celeste Carrasco
Celeste Carrasco

Film Update

Critical Acclaim


Sports Illustrated

Ella Es el Matador is highly successful point-of-view work that exposes the world of the bullfight through the unique perspective of these unusual insiders.”

— Kate Taylor,
The Globe and Mail, Toronto

Ella Es el Matador captures [matador] Vega in some stunning moments that are both poetic and frightening. You may not become a fan of bullfighting, but after viewing Cubero and Carrasco's fine film, you will not be able to ignore its noble, if troubling, beauty.”

— Belinda Acosta,
The Austin Chronicle

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